News archive from 2 April 2011, page 15

Labour and Lib Dem figures unite at launch of Yes to AV campaign

charles kennedy and douglas alexander at the launch of the yes to av campaign in glasgow Image 1 THE campaign to change the voting system for Westminster elections was launched in Scotland yesterday. A cross-party panel of politicians put the case for...

 

Baby joy for Scots actor David Tennant as he celebrates birth of first child

FORMER Doctor Who David Tennant was yesterday celebrating the birth of his first child, a daughter named Olivia. The tot also has a Time Lord for a grandad - as mum Georgia Moffett, 26, is the daughter of Peter Davidson, who played the fifth Doctor....

 
'Cricket diplomacy' is fine, but India and Pakistan will need more than that | Ian Jack

'Cricket diplomacy' is fine, but India and Pakistan will need more than that | Ian Jack

The Upper Riparians batted first and reached 260 for nine. The Lower Riparians were somewhere around 40 without loss when our next seminar started, and for a couple of hours it became impossible to follow the game (at least so far as I could tell; it...

 

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell commits himself to next series of UK show

SIMON COWELL has pledged his future to the UK X Factor in an astonishing U-turn, saying: "There is no show without me." He had insisted he would quit because of his new US version but met ITV bosses yesterday to ensure he can make weekly...

 

Atheism's aesthetic of enchantment

As an Oxford undergraduate in the early 19th century, Percy Bysshe Shelley developed an argument for the non-existence of God. He entitled it The Necessity of Atheism, and 2011 is the bicentenary of his being expelled from the university for printing...

 
Cricket World Cup final: India v Sri Lanka | Steve Busfield

Cricket World Cup final: India v Sri Lanka | Steve Busfield

The final: India v Sri Lanka.Rob Smyth with the original and best OBO Final previews from The Guardian Link to this video Dileep Premachandran in Mumbai writes: "Millions believe that victory in World Cup final is India's destiny." Mike...

Guardian, 08:23 in Sport
 
Don't forget the value of foreign legion – just look at Jack Wilshere

Don't forget the value of foreign legion – just look at Jack Wilshere

Training started late on Thursday because we had to wait for one of the lads, who failed to turn up on time. It's not the first incident of this kind and certainly won't be the last. It has developed into a bit of a ritual that everyone, including the...

Guardian, 08:31 in Sport
 

Two UN workers beheaded and ten others killed as Afghan mob rampage

afghan protesters Image 1 TWELVE United Nations staff were killed yesterday by an Afghan mob who opened fire during a peaceful protest. Two of the foreign workers were beheaded in violence which erupted at a rally to protest against the reported...

 

Libyan defector Musa Kusa murdered my father, claims victim's daughter

Libya Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa Image 3 THE daughter of a Libyan dissident murdered in Britain has blamed defector Musa Kusa for the killing. Huda Abuzeid said the key henchman of Colonel Gaddafi targeted her father Ali Abuzeid for setting up an...

 
The conversation: Is France right to ban the burqa ?

The conversation: Is France right to "ban the burqa"?

From 11 April, women in France will be banned from wearing the niqab – the full-face Muslim veil – in any public place. Amelia Hill brings together two prominent British Muslim women to discuss the controversial move. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: I don't...

 

Scots singer Susan Boyle turns 50 and treats partying pals to karaoke

susan boyle outside her blackburn home Image 2 SINGING sensation Susan Boyle's 50th birthday yesterday turned out to be a hair-raising experience. A gust of wind caught the Britain's Got Talent star by surprise as she celebrated her big day on the...

 
Syria frees Reuters reporter, photographer missing

Syria frees Reuters reporter, photographer missing

But Reuters had still had no contact with photographer Khaled al-Hariri, a Syrian based in Damascus, since he disappeared in the capital four days ago. He was last seen arriving at work on Monday morning. A Syrian official has said the authorities...

 
Dirt is everywhere – in sex, in class, in art and, yes readers, in my home | Suzanne Moore

Dirt is everywhere – in sex, in class, in art and, yes readers, in my home | Suzanne Moore

Filth, actual filth, is fashionable again. Intellectually on trend. What is normally swept under the carpet is now the subject of public discussion. What does being dirty really mean? This is the theme of a wonderful (and free) exhibition at the...

 
The Guardian: from Manchester to Manhattan? | Richard Adams

The Guardian: from Manchester to Manhattan? | Richard Adams

In 1964 the Guardian's editor relocated from the newspaper's birthplace in Manchester to new offices in London. It was a risky move but one that almost certainly saved the organisation in the long run. Now, 45 years later, the Guardian is making...

 
Brixton: could it happen again? 30 years after the riots

Brixton: could it happen again? 30 years after the riots

Just after 6pm on a mild Friday evening almost exactly 30 years ago, a young police constable inadvertently set in motion a wave of violent unrest that would, over the next three months, sweep through England's inner cities. The catalyst for the riot...

 


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